Introduction

Although the Ecodrive watches made by Citizen contain a rechargeable battery, after a long period of usage the battery is no longer able to hold a charge. When that occurs, it would be less expensive to replace the battery instead of buying a new watch. This guide demonstrate how to properly perform that on a Citizen Ecodrive watch.

Parts

No parts required.

Remove pin from watch band link to obtain easier access to the back of the watch.
  • Remove pin from watch band link to obtain easier access to the back of the watch.

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Using the adjustable wrench, unscrew the back face of the watch. Using the adjustable wrench, unscrew the back face of the watch.
  • Using the adjustable wrench, unscrew the back face of the watch.

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Using the sim removal tool, carefully pry the capacitor from its current location.
  • Using the sim removal tool, carefully pry the capacitor from its current location.

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Replace the capacitor with the new lithium capacitor. Make sure the positive side is facing upward.
  • Replace the capacitor with the new lithium capacitor.

  • Make sure the positive side is facing upward.

  • When reinserting capacitor, make sure the brass connector is inserted into the inlet of the battery slot.

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Pull the knob out for thirty seconds to place the watch in its "all reset" mode. Pull the knob out for thirty seconds to place the watch in its "all reset" mode.
  • Pull the knob out for thirty seconds to place the watch in its "all reset" mode.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow the steps in reverse order.

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How about citizen c605? How to open for replace capacitor?cheers

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